I rose early and began my koi scribbling. The kinds of lines that the ball point pen makes are more various than I’d ever have guessed. It turns out to be a capacious and sensitive instrument. I refer to the very cheap Bic Cristal pen that you buy in a pack of ten. Here’s an advantage of the modern era. Wouldn’t Rubens be jealous?
Not only is the instrument subtle and supple. But the reference photo reveals so many possibilities to me. I repeat these motifs again and again and find them endlessly fascinating.
These are my scales that I play on my pen in the morning making koi songs.